Kindergarten Newsletter

 

February 23, 2024

 

Religion

This week we talked about the story of The Widow’s Mite.  How many coins did she place in the offering and how did it compare to the offerings of others in the Temple that day?  We want your child to know that we can trust God to take care of all our needs just as the widow in the story did.  She gave all she had as an offering to the Lord, trusting that He would provide all she needed.  Sometimes, we don’t give Jesus our time, talents, or treasures; we might hold back or give without a cheerful heart.  We can be reassured that God gives us all that we need, including the riches of Heaven.  Is it difficult to give of your free time to do something for others?  Is it difficult to give up a material possession that you’ve wanted to purchase in order to buy something for another person?  Do you find yourself waiting to see if you have enough time or money to give to others after you’ve first filled in your own calendar and shopping list?  If so, Jesus helps us to trust in Him.  Our biggest need has been handled; we don’t need to wonder or worry about how to “earn” salvation.  Jesus paid the price for us on the cross.  I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever. Psalm 52:8

 

Special Request

The end of this school year is always a very busy time and I would like to start getting a jump on some of our end of the year projects.  I am in need of your child’s baby picture.  Pictures taken around their first birthday tend to be the best. I would also like a current picture of your child participating in a favorite activity or interest.  Digital copies are the easiest and can be sent to witek@stjohnsracine.org  Hard copies will be returned.  Thanks so much. 

 

What Have We Learned

Language Lesson Focus – Showing consideration

Essential Question – How do our actions influence others?

Literacy – You may be familiar with the story The Three Billy Goats Gruff but how about The Three Billy Goats Fluff?  This is an amazing story in which Mother Goat, who runs a fluffy fleece business, sympathizes with Mr. Grumpy Troll about all the trip-trapping across the bridge.  How was the problem solved so that the troll was able to get a good night’s sleep? 

Writing – Click Clack Moo introduced us to writing a letter.  A letter is being drafted to Ms. Heins pertaining to some kindergarten requests.  We will continue with them next week and then anxiously await her response. 

Math – We moved from 3-D shapes to 2-D shapes.  We are enjoying a variety of song videos to help us remember the shapes and their characteristics. 

This week we review the four seasons of the year by playing a group game on the Smart Board.  Everyone was able to have a turn and we won the game twice! 

STEM – A fabric cloth that resembles water was laid out on the floor in the block center.  The challenge was to build a bridge to span the river for the goats to cross.  The extra challenge was that a troll had to fit under the bridge.  He was the size of a toilet tissue tube. 

Afternoon Art – Our self-portraits are completed and hanging on the cabinet doors in our room.

State Basketball tournament – Our girls’ basketball team has had a very successful season and they have been invited to compete at the state level.  That will take place next weekend March 1-3.  To cheer them on and send them off with positive energy, we will be having a spirit day next Friday, March 1.  Wear your blue and white to show support. 

                                                                                                                                           

 

2023-2024 Theme - Connected in Christ “I am the vine, and you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me, you can do nothing.”  John 15:1-5